How else could we start our ‘Star Wars Week’, other than doing our daily walk in character. It made me laugh that none of the neighbours batted an eyelid to see Darth Vader, BB-8 and Yoda walk past. Nothing seems to surprise them from this trio.


  • Dressing up costumes


Ioan chose to walk as Darth Vader, incidentally this worked well as also doubling up as a face mask. Finn was BB-8 and Cian was Yoda.

They had races with staggered starts, to allow for the age difference.

We took it in turns to balance on some tractor tire tracks. Finn remembered to use his aeroplane arms for better balance.

Ioan and Finn worked on some dandelion subtraction, while Cian happily posted dandelions through the fence.

The next day, they took their lightsabers to burn off some energy safely, in a wide open space.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

ELG 05 – Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.